About Museum Cafe
The Museum Cafe is a full service restaurant, located on the ground floor of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, offering fine dining with an International-fusion menu. Its superb ambiance is matched by an amazing wine list and features freshly prepared food utilizing seasonal local ingredients.
Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 3:00pm
Robert S. Kerr & Hudson
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Every Thursday night from May to October we feature a full cash bar and live music on the rooftop of the museum from 5-10:30.
Full service catering including event planning services
Nearby metered parking & parking lots available
Public transit stops nearby
Private Party Facilities:
Private party option - banquet rooms leased through Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Private Party Contact:
Ahmad Farnia & Lauren Cates: 4052356262
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Museum Cafe Ratings and Reviews
Service was very slow, we had to ask a d ...
Service was very slow, we had to ask a different server to find ours on more than one occasion. One person in the group was paying with a visa gift card and the card was declined. Later we found out it was because the server was trying to run it for a higher amount than their bill. I would go back but only if I could get a different server.
Had Sunday brunch and the food was excel ...
Had Sunday brunch and the food was excellent, both the chopped southwest salad with chicken and the pulled pork hash. The place was busy and service was very slow, the only downside. Our server was good although we didn't see much of her. We realized later that we were never offered those yummy- looking muffins or bread. Shoot!!
This meal was following Matisse Exhibit. ...
This meal was following Matisse Exhibit. Grandmother with daughter and her friend. The waiter tried unsuccessfully to relate to the grandmother - something about taking a nap together. She handled it but it was lame attempt at rapport. Not very speedy from the kitchen but the food was good. Took the edge off of our good time, but we may try it again.
This is obviously a popular pre-Civic Ce ...
This is obviously a popular pre-Civic Center event dinner spot as there was quite a crowd at 5:45pm. Even so, service was good and relatively prompt. The ambiance is very nice with beautiful art and flowers. We were seated in the walkway between the museum and the main area of the restaurant, which isn't ideal. Next time, I'll request that we be near a window in the main area. We intended to start with the Ahi appetizer, but it didn't show. I had the tomato soup, which was wonderful and my husband ordered the salad with the apricot citrus dressing. It was fantastic. We liked each so much, we traded halfway through eating. At that point, we realized we never got the tuna and they brought it with the entrees. The tuna was excellent and worth the wait. My husband's Bronzino was really, really good and flavorful. I had the smoked trout salad, which was perfect for a hot summer evening. The only thing I would change is that I would order the dressing on the side as it was a bit heavily dressed for my tase. The rose' wine was very good (Von Duker) and we enjoyed the evening very much. We will return.
This is our toto place for Sunday brunch ...
This is our toto place for Sunday brunch. They have a great variety of choices on the menu, many unusual and different but all tasty. Lots of poached egg dishes, all eggs perfect. Nice ambiance. Reservations are in order as they draw a crowd. Plus you have Museum of Art and theatre and art exhibits in the same building.
We live in Tulsa and enjoy driving to OK ...
We live in Tulsa and enjoy driving to OKC for special exhibits at the OKC museum of art. We always plan to have lunch at the Museum Cafe because the food is excellent and not outrageously pricey. It's not cheap but the food and service more than justify the expense. My wife and I are vegetarians and there's always something on the menu that works for us. If you're following a vegan regimen you might have some problems but if you're okay with some dairy or eggs occasionally you won't have any problems. The grilled asparagus panini is a winner. And if you like french fries try an order of the cafe fries - you won't be disappointed.
The food we had was very good, but the s ...
The food we had was very good, but the service downgraded the evening for us. We made a reservation, but when we showed up, there was no hostess to seat us. After a few minutes of awkwardly standing and looking around a waitress went to get a hostess for us. After sitting down it took 10 minutes for our waiter to appear and take our drink order. After that food and drinks slowly trickled to the table.
The food itself was delicious--we had the crab cakes (very moist) and cheese brulee as appetizers. The New York Strip and Seafood Ravioli as the main course, and the carrot cake for dessert. I highly recommend the carrot cake--the waiter sold us on it and it didn't disappoint. It's a little deconstructed and very moist and rich with fresh whipped cream.
After we finally paid we were waiting for our leftovers that never came back. We had to go up to the bar and ask another waiter to find the food that we had asked to be boxed up. Overall I had really high hopes for the Museum Cafe--I love the Art Museum in general, but this experience left me feeling pretty neutral about it. Maybe if we tried coming at a different time of day our experience would have been different.
LOVE eating here. We come to the museum ...
LOVE eating here. We come to the museum cafe each time we attend a performance at the civic center, or when we are in the neighborhood jonesing for a snack. I love the ambiance, the vibrancy of this place, but I wish the service was a touch better. We waited a bit for waters and drinks to start, and asked a few times for extra plates - there were just two of us, so it wasn't a huge task to take on.
I would definitely recommend this place to anyone that is looking for a slower paced, relaxing and romantic meal.
We were a group of 4 and found a varied ...
We were a group of 4 and found a varied menu for lunch and a nice bottle of wine, also available in .375l, which we especially appreciated for a lighter meal. For a museum restaurant in Oklahoma City, the Museum Café was a pleasant surprise.
Parking is difficult due to all the cons ...
Parking is difficult due to all the construction. We had to pay $10 for all-day parking across the street and then had a hard time finding the walkway to the front entrance. On a more positive note, one of the managers took the time to show us the Museum's Rooftop Terrace (to which we have never been but plan to do so when the weather is cooler).
Have been to Museum Cafe several times. ...
Have been to Museum Cafe several times. Don't be misled by the word Cafe. This is a very nice restaurant (covered tables with fresh flowers) with excellent food. It is very light and open. The fried green tomatoes as an appetizer are delicious. Great food!
Nice cafe to eat at after touring the mu ...
Nice cafe to eat at after touring the museum, which was amazing by the way!
Dinner was fabulous as well as the soups. Can't say much for the salads, the salad
could have been made fresher, the spinach strawberry salad had strawberries that looked a few days old, not crisp and bright red as fresh strawberries should be and the ceasar salad (lettuce) was the same way, not so fresh, had cherry tomatoes and cucumbers which is not catoritized as ceasar salad in my opinion, more like a house salad, other than that the dinner and soups ( tomatoe bisque and lobster bisque was absolutely delicious and service was great!!
The dining room looks nice: white table ...
The dining room looks nice: white table cloths, comfortable chairs, elegant place settings. The service, however, is slow. During our recent visit, it took over 20 minutes for our sandwiches to arrive. During that time, the wait staff did not bring the iced tea that we had ordered. The food was not particularly memorable.
Have been eating dinner here before Civi ...
Have been eating dinner here before Civic Center events for about 12 yrs and also when visiting the MOA for lunch and have never had a bad meal. Consistently fresh and memorable food. Have been here with all ages and even my grand children love it! A great dining place for all occasions.
I made a reservation for lunch on Father ...
I made a reservation for lunch on Father's Day for 1pm. When we arrived there was a long line at the hostess station and a number of open tables. Some tables were open but had been stripped of table cloths and settings. I waited a long time just to speak with the hostess, all while standing in a crowded space where my party and I couldn't seem to get out of the way of other customers and servers. We were told that there would be a wait to get our table set up, even though we had a reservation. When they did start setting the table it was one right next to the crowded/cramped hostess station, even though there were a number of other open tables further away from the bustle. I asked for a different table, and we waited another 10 minutes to be seated. When they brought us to the new table, it hadn't been set, and even after we ordered we had to take the sugar/salt/pepper from another table. By the time we finished eating the majority of the restaurant had cleared out. The waiter brought the bill and then disappeared or chatted for prolonged periods with other tables. I had planned to pay with card, but ended up asking my table to dig for cash just so we could leave.
I had always heard such great things about the Museum Café, so I was really disappointed by this experience, especially because I was wanting to do something special with my dad on Father's Day. I know holidays are busy, but with a reservation and many open tables, I was confused about why we had to wait so long to be seated. Likewise, there was no reason with a mostly empty restaurant that our server couldn't have come back for the check.
I couldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone with good conscience.
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